Archive for the 'Islam' Category

Safety vs. Prejudice

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Islam, Terrorism

Yesterday afternoon, a Muslim family with nine members including three children was ordered off an AirTran flight from Reagan National to Orlando. Passengers claimed members of the family had made suspicious remarks. The family claims they were just discussing the safest place to sit on the plane. The FBI cleared the family and helped them […]

January 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Jihadists Unsure How To Deal With Obama

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Barack, Islam

Jihadists appear unsure how to handle the election of Barack Obama. Their messages since Obama’s election stress their uncertainty and confusion. Some Jihadists want to ignore Obama, others praise the American people, some threaten Obama to change Bush policies and still others want to convert him to Islam. In sum, radical Muslims are divided on whether to […]

November 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Change Your Head Dress

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Islam, Political Graffiti

I am an Obama supporter, but I have to step back and be critical when it merits so.  This Monday, at the Obama rally in Detroit, two muslim women were denied prime seats because they refused to remove their head scarfs.  Now, the Obama campaign apologized, but was it enough? Is the Obama campaign paranoid […]

June 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Under Saudi Arabia

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Energy, Gas, Islam, Oil, Political Graffiti, Saudi Arabia

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June 16th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Keffiyeh Chic and Symbolic Meanings

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism, In The News, Islam, Terrorism

The blogosphere can cough up a lot of interesting controversies. This week’s revolved around a Dunkin Donuts’ online ad featuring Rachel Ray in a scarf similar to the Arab keffiyeh which has come to symbolize Palestinian militantism. The company pulled the spot after conservative commentators, most notably Michelle Malkin, harshly criticized Ray’s clothing choice, claiming […]

May 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Obama Apostate Attack

By Ali Eteraz | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Religion

The NYTimes op-ed pages, via CSIS’s Edward Luttwack, promoted a new type of Obama Islam smear: that because Obama was once a Muslim he is going to get killed by Muslims for being an apostate. I have a response to this at Huffington Post. Just one part: First of all, under orthodox Islamic law, the […]

May 12th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Basra Cease Fire On Brink Of Collapse?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Iraq, Islam, Military, War

Looks the the Iraqi Army has taken the city back from the militia, and that’s got Muqtada al-Sadr really angry. The only problem for Sadr? Iran seems to be backing Iraq’s moves, and Sadr has always been under the thumb of Iran. From NY Times: Mr. Sadr’s stock has recently fallen in Iranian eyes, the […]

April 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Bush’s War

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, Democrats, Disasters, Iraq, Islam, Military, Republicans, The War On Terrorism, The World, United Nations, Video, War

If you haven’t seen Frontline’s documentary about how we got into Iraq and how it all went wrong, you need to. It’s probably the most well researched piece I’ve seen so far, and the interviews with insiders are simply stunning. Many saw this train wreck coming, but Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld just didn’t listen. […]

April 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Yoo Torture Memo

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Bush, Cheney, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Islam, Law, Military, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism, The World, Torture, War

All 70+ pages of it. Here’s the gist… In the March 14, 2003 memo, Yoo says the Constitution was not in play with regard to the interrogations because the Fifth Amendment (which provides for due process of law) and the Eighth Amendment (which prevents the government from employing cruel and usual punishment) does “not extend […]

April 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Archbishop’s Sharia Mistake

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Islam, Law, Religion

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently stated that he believes the eventual adoption of some aspects of sharia law into British law is unavoidable. This has caused quite an outcry. As an Episcopalian and thus part of the Anglican Communion, I’m familiar with Archbishop Rowan. He’s a […]

February 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »